Known for its comprehensive coverage, this text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace. Appropriate for safety management, engineering and technology programs, the book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety’s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism. Some new features include:
Intended for use in universities, colleges, and corporate training settings, this text contains 30 chapters, each focusing on a major area of concern for modern safety and health professionals. Material covered includes theories of accident causation; the OSHAct, standards, and liability; worker's compensation; ergonomic hazards; workplace stress; impact, temperature, pressure, radiation, noise, electrical, and fire hazards; industrial hygiene; safety analysis; safety ethics; violence in the workplace; and a number of professional issues for safety and health workers. Case studies are included in each chapter. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.